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Google Shows ‘Listen Now’ Ads For Music Searches Google Shows ‘Listen Now’ Ads For Music Searches

Google is now displaying “Listen Now” ads in the Knowledge Graph section of search results pages for some music queries. From there, it offers options from advertisers like Rhapsody, Spotify, and of course, Google Play itself. It includes the price …

Yahoo Follows Google Into Better Mail Encryption Yahoo Follows Google Into Better Mail Encryption

Yahoo security chief Alex Stamos announced on Thursday that by sometime next year, Yahoo Mail will be encrypted end-to-end, and will be compatible with end-to-end encryption in Gmail. CNET shares this statement from Stamos: “What this means is that eventually …

Eric Schmidt’s New Book Is More Loyal Than A Puppy Eric Schmidt’s New Book Is More Loyal Than A Puppy

Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt has a new book coming out called How Google Works. He co-wrote it with former Google SVP and current advisor to Larry Page, Jonathan Rosenberg and Google Director of Executive Communications Alan …

What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You

This week, Google introduced the webmaster and SEO world to a new ranking signal. Webmasters using HTTPS (HTTP over TLS, or Transport Layer Security) to make their sites more secure will be looked upon more favorably than those that don’t …

Google Fit Preview SDK Hits Developer Availability Google Fit Preview SDK Hits Developer Availability

Google announced Google Fit, its developer platform for fitness apps, at Google I/O earlier this summer. The company just announced the availability of the preview SDK. Now, developers can start creating all kinds of cool apps to help people improve …

Google Announces New Ranking Signal Google Announces New Ranking Signal

Google announced that HTTPS is now a ranking signal used in its algorithm. The company has been pushing the use of HTTPS (HTTP over TLS/Transport Layer Security) for quite some time, and called for “HTTPS everywhere” at Google I/O, so …

Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too

Google’s not the only one automatically scanning your communications for traces of child porn. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he attempted to send child porn via a live.com email address. The arrest came after Microsoft tipped the National …

Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail

Earlier this year, we learned that Google was adding an unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails. Eventually, many of us started seeing the feature in action. In fact, I’ve been seeing it for so long now, I forgot …

Messaging App Emu: We’re Joining Google Messaging App Emu: We’re Joining Google

Messaging apps continue to attract the interest of Internet giants. Google has apparently acquired Emu, which which created a mobile messaging app with virtual assistant features. We are thrilled to announce that we'll be joining Google later this month. Thanks …

Google Adds Features To Web Designer Google Adds Features To Web Designer

Google gave an update on what’s been going on with Google Web Designer, which includes some interesting stats and some new features. During the first half of the year, Google says, DoubleClick Rich Media ad impressions from HTML5 grew 140% …

Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses

Google announced that Gmail will now recognize addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters, so suers can send emails to, and receive them from, people how have such characters in their addresses. Believe it or not, half way through 2014, …

Google Doesn’t Watch for Most Criminal Activity in Your Email, Just Child Porn Google Doesn’t Watch for Most Criminal Activity in Your Email, Just Child Porn

Feel free to sell someone some drugs or plan a burglary (Google’s own words) with your Gmail – Google isn’t looking for that kind of criminal activity. Yes, Google is scanning your email, but it’s only to spot child porn …

Wikipedia Articles Not Exempt From ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Wikipedia Articles Not Exempt From ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

Okay, if this thing wasn’t already getting out of hand (it was), it certainly is now. A Wikipedia link is reportedly being removed from Google search results as a result of Google’s process for complying with the new “right to …

John Venn Google Doodle Celebrates Famous Diagram John Venn Google Doodle Celebrates Famous Diagram

The Venn diagram, also known as a set diagram, is one of the the most basic and easily understood methods for depicting logical relationships between sets of data. By a young age, most children are able to compare and contrast …

MetaFilter Reportedly Recovering From Google Update MetaFilter Reportedly Recovering From Google Update

A few months ago, MetaFilter founder Matt Haughney revealed in a blog post that a decline in Google traffic resulting from a 2012 algorithm update had led him to lay off some of the site’s staff. He wrote: Today I …

Google On Complexity Of  ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Google On Complexity Of ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

As previously reported, Google (as well as Microsoft and Yahoo) attended a meeting last week with EU regulators to discuss the “right to be forgotten” ruling and the search engines’ approach to handling it. Each of the companies was given …

Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up

An EU antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices related to Android has been in the works for over a year, following a complaint filed by FairSearch.org in April, 2013. Now, things are starting to heat up. Reuters is reporting that …

Google Analytics Gets Bot And Spider Filtering Google Analytics Gets Bot And Spider Filtering

Google announced that it is adding bot and spider filtering to Google Analytics after hearing from users that it’s been hard to identify real traffic coming to pages. There’s a new checkbox option in the view level of the management …

Should Yelp Really Be Complaining About Google? Should Yelp Really Be Complaining About Google?

Yelp has sure done a lot of complaining about Google as the latter faces regulation over allegedly anticompetitive business practices in Europe. When speaking with investors, however, Yelp doesn’t seem too concerned about competing with the search giant internationally. Meanwhile, …

Google Announces ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tour 2014 Google Announces ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tour 2014

Google has released a schedule for presentations from “experts” on the “right to be forgotten,” which will take place throughout the fall. Consider it Google’s Right to be Forgotten Tour 2014 (I hope there are t-shirts). The company recently announced …

Driverless Cars Will Hit UK Roads in January 2015 Driverless Cars Will Hit UK Roads in January 2015

Business Secretary Vince Cable and the UK Department for Transport have just announced a “fast track” initiative for driverless cars, saying that the autonomous vehicles will hit public roads in about six months. As the BBC reports, The Department for …